Man dies after fall at Red River Gorge

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SLADE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say they have found the body of a man who died after falling an estimated 230 feet off a cliff in Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

News outlets report search crews found Max Suffridge's body Tuesday, but it took four and a half hours to recover it. Suffridge was from Louisville, and friends say he was in his late 20s.

After Suffridge fell, officials say one of his friends tried to rescue him. While climbing down, the friend got his hair and climbing gear caught on something. He cut his hair to free himself, then fell about 20 feet. Officials say he climbed back to the top and called for help.

Jail inmates were brought in to help and used chainsaws to clear a path to get Suffridge's body out.



 
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